Obama May Use Executive Order to Extend Rights to LGBTQ Workers

The President is considering using executive action to pass the Employee Non-Discrimination Act.

Here’s the gist:

The Washington Post reports that President Obama is considering taking executive actions to extend rights to LGBTQ workers in the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The Post reports:

The White House is … reviewing whether the president should issue an executive order offering protections to gays and lesbians who work for government contractors. Obama decided against issuing such an order during the presidential campaign last year, disappointing many gay-rights activists.

But two people familiar with White House thinking said the president may reverse that decision and issue the order if Congress does not pass broader legislation offering protection for gays in the workplace.

The Post article goes into all the measures he’s considering, but Queerty offers a more zeroed-in piece on ENDA. Check it out here.

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